So was Tamiflu worth it?

May 21, 2013   //   by David   //   Blog, Pandemics  //  No Comments

Anyone who has been on my full pandemic course will know that I pointed out lots of issues around Tamiflu (such as how quickly it needed to be administered etc.)

It was probably the main treatment available and I suppose there was a sound reason why the UK Government bought large stocks, but now the true cost has been published.

Of course we have to take in to account that H5N1 was not as bad as many predicted so maybe Governments can’t win!  You buy too much you have wasted money, you don’t buy enough and you threaten lives.

This BBC story covers the details:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22608671